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I went to buy some new Richard Laymon books, as I hadn't read too many and he'd rapidly became my joint favourite author, and for some reason, the cover of 'Bite' intrigued me. So I bought it.
My little sister read it before me and handed it back a couple of weeks later, grinning, pronouncing it the best book she'd ever read. I then placed it at the top of my 'To Read' list.
At first, I found it very strange. It is written in the first person, through the eyes of a man named Sam. It's late at night and Cat, a woman he's been in love with (though hasn't seen) for 10 years turns up asking him to kill a vampire for her. I thought Cat seemed a bit dodgy and questioned her actions (although maybe this was Laymon's intention) but to me, the way she was towards Sam on the road trip (and before) seemed a bit false...as if she were using him. I did not like Peggy's character and didn't think much to Snow White or Donny.
Story wise, I found the whole Elliot thing confusing. There was the speculation about whether or not he was a real vampire...then they seemed to just treat him like he was and were just worried about whether famous vampire traits were true or not (can't be exposed to sunlight etc) ...though the fact he had steel fangs would suggest to me that he was an ordinary guy with a vampire obsession. Maybe I was just missing something. All in all, It was an Okay read I guess, but I would place this way down the list of Richard Laymon books to buy.
well I have just finished reading Quake.. I would recommend that...or Darkness, Tell Us, which is probably my favourite. Currently reading All Hallow's Eve which is really good so far and very easy/quick to read.
Love Nikki x